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Against Collective Power Through Brutal Aesthetics Lecture

Part 3 of the Radiant Power program

Date & time
Tuesday, November 24, 2020
12 p.m. – 1 p.m.
Other dates

Tuesday, December 1, 2020

Speaker(s)

Nataleah Hunter-Young

Cost

This event is free

Contact

Robin Simpson

Where

Online

Image of woman with glasses and collared blouse sitting behind a white table with one arm resting on it Credit: Philippe Nyrimihigo

Join visual culture scholar Nataleah Hunter-Young for the third part of the Radiant Power program.

In this lecture, and following workshop the week after, Hunter-Young troubles notions of “collective power” that require or demand the circulation of anti-Black brutality and, instead, looks to the work of artist-theorists who refuse these rules of engagement in favour of other discursive modes, including those that reveal what she calls the “brutal aesthetic” of our social order.

During the lecture, Hunter-Young will consider the work of Anique Jordan, Torkwase Dyson, Oluseye, Brett Story and other artists working through themes of anti-Black state violence.

For more information and to consult Hunter-Young’s references, visit the gallery's website.

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